Compiled by Leslie Stein
A free Concert and Family Picnic at Brooksville Iconic Bandshell
Celebrate America with your family, friends, and neighbors on July 4, at Brooksville’s iconic bandshell, capped by a thrilling concert by our own Hernando County Symphony Orchestra.
From 4 – 8 pm, the Hernando County Fine Arts Council will sponsor an afternoon of old-fashioned fun and games complete with a petting zoo, storytelling, food, and other vendors. Pre-concert entertainment by Live Oak Theatre Company, Memories Quartet, Vicki Roush, and Al Chance. There is no admission charge, bring the entire family!
Join us at Brooksville bandshell, Hernando Park, 205 East Fort Dade Avenue, on Wednesday, July 4. There will be a special acknowledgment of our veterans and plenty of time to get to the fireworks display after a day of fun and music. The Celebrate America! concert and neighborhood party is sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information visit HernandoArts.org, or call the Hernando County Fine Arts Council at 352-587-8062.
Red, White and Brews Celebration
Time: 4:00 - 11:00 PM
Location: Spring Hill Lake House
1201 Kenlake Ave.
Spring Hill, Florida 34606
July 3, 2018, the Lake House will be booming with family fun, music and fireworks. Join us from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. with FREE parking and FREE admission. Cold beer, wine, food trucks, craft vendors, performances by The Black Honkeys and Never Stop Believin’ (Journey tribute band).
All of this is made possible by our partners and sponsors:
Hits 106 Great Bay Distributing Hits106
Marker 48 Brewing
No coolers or outside drinks will be permitted. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and have a great time celebrating Independence Day!
Contact Parks and Recreation at (352) 754-4031 or check out the Red, White and Brews Facebook event for more information.
July 4th Machine Gun Shoot at the Hernando Sportsman’s Club
Come celebrate the 4th of July with a bang!
The Hernando Sportsman’s Club is sponsoring a Machine Gun Shoot on July 4th, from 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.!
Several cars, trucks, and assorted targets will be destroyed!
This event is held on our 200-yd range. Besides the old cars and trucks, we usually have old washing machines, bowling pins, and various targets to shoot for fun at various distances.
Rifles and pistols are allowed also! No need to feel left out if you don’t have a machine gun. Bring your favorite rifle for a chance to shoot out some old cars!
Admission entry fee is $20 per shooter. First come-first serve. No tracers or incendiary ammo. Must be 18 years old to shoot.
Spectator admission is $2, with kids under 15 free with adult.
Please be sure to bring eye and hearing protection, even for spectators.
The event will be held at The Hernando Sportsman’s Club:
16121 Commercial Way (U.S. Hwy. 19), in Brooksville, FL.
Please call 352-597-9931 for more info or visit: www.hernandosportsmansclub.com
Firecracker Smash ‘M Up
July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come out for a day of crafts, games, The Brick University Lego Display with Playstation, live music, great food, bounce houses and pony rides. Activities start at 4 pm. Derby starts at 7 pm. Fireworks to follow derby. Bring chairs and blankets to watch.
Hernando County Fairgrounds
6436 Broad Street Brooksville, Florida.
Commercial Vendors, Entertainment Children’s, Entertainment Free, Handicapped Access, Music Bounce house and pony rides additional charge.
Demo derby: adults $10 Kids 4 to 12 $5.00, kids under 3 free
Hernando County’s Only 4th of July Parade
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9:00 am
Parade participation and attendance are open to all residents and organizations of Hernando County by golf cart, walking, bike, truck, van or car, bands, music, floats, dance groups, etc., or just come and watch.
Prizes are given in 9 categories for best decorations!
Parade will start at 9:00 am at High Point Blvd., just beyond the Community Information Booth, travel left down High Point Blvd. to Club House Road, and right on Club House Road to the Community Center located at 12249 Club House Road.
Following the Parade, the American Legion Post 186 Color Guard will post the Colors in front of the Community Center. Refreshments will be served in the Community Center following the Color Guard service. Buy raffle tickets for the Patriotic Outdoor Bench, or a number of gift cards donated by local merchants. Call High Point Community Property Owners at 352-596-2397 for a parade entry form, or to donate a raffle gift certificate.
American Family Celebration at Great Life Church
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
American Family Celebration is having their annual 4th of July outreach where thousands of people attend to watch the biggest fireworks show around. Invite someone and join them for this unforgettable summer night. They will also have Eric Riggins and and his team at Smoking Good Barbecue and Catering Services, plus several other FOOD TRUCKS, Music, American themed activities, fun for KIDS, Families, everyone. Last year thousands came, so we look forward to having you here with us this year at Great Life Church’s AMERICAN FAMILY CELEBRATION!
Great Life Church
14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL
Freedom Family Festival
On Wednesday, July 4th from 10 AM - 2 PM, there will be activities - water slides, obstacle course, etc. Lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at 12 PM in the gym. Please bring a dish (salad or dessert) to share. Also, we will have our annual “Blue Ribbon Pie Contest” so bring your best pie to enter! Lastly, sign up at the Welcome Center so we know you are coming!
Springhill Baptist Church
3140 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609
Marine Corp League Fourth of July and Family Day
Bounce house for the kids.
Field Goal kicking Competition 6 PM. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes
Indoor Flea Market 4 to 8PM
$1 hot dogs, hamburgers, draft beer, water and more. Come celebrate with your local veterans. All welcome to attend.
Place: Marine Corps League.8405 Sunshine Grove Rd, Brooksville, Florida 34613
Celebrations in surrounding areas
Sparklebration & Fireworks: Pasco
County Fairgrounds, Dade City
Wednesday July 4th - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Pasco County Fairgrounds
36722 State Rd. 52
Dade City, FL
Hosted by Pasco County Fair Association:
Gates open at 4 pm- Large Fireworks Show scheduled for 9:15 pm ( Weather Permitting) Your Favorite July 4th foods will be there. Bar-B-Que, Corn Dogs, Hamburgers, Cotton Candy & Sweet Tea, just to name a few. FREE Entertainment with The Dennis Lee Show, Billy “Elvis” Lindsey, Fritzy Bros.- One Man Circus The Plant Guy, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses, Karaoke Contest (Cash Prizes) Watermelon & Hot Dog Eating Contest. FREE Face Painting & Tony Balloonguy Frostman - So Much to see and do, Come Join Us-- Fun for the whole Family. Parking is $5.00, Gate Admission $6.00, Kids 12 and under FREE. Check back often for updates! Come Get Your Sparkle On!
Star-Spangled Spectacular July 4th Celebration by City of Groveland
NEW Location! NEW Experience!
Fireworks: 9:15pm (Weather Permitting) July 4th
*Enough Easy Parking for Everyone Right on the Property
Video Gaming Truck
Watermelon & Hula Hoop Contests
Full Bars and Plenty of Food Options
This will be the ONLY place in Central Florida to see Dueling Fireworks (The City of Groveland vs. Lake Catherine’s - you be the Judge!)
This will be the ONLY place in Florida to hold a sanctioned Steak & Dessert Cook-off with cash prizes and the winner going to the World Championship in Texas.
To Enter the competition and get more information [email protected]
Wed, July 4, 2018 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT
Lake Catherine Blueberries, 5849 Lake Catherine Road
Groveland, FL 34736
The ONLY place in Florida to see 2 stage of musical greatness with Midnight Rising, Gunner Down, The Freightliners, The Steven Green Band, Mariachi Voces de Mexico, Johnny Lee Wyatt and the American Fools.
Groveland’s Miss/ Mr. Firecracker Pageant Tradition Continues - Call 407 721-4779 or [email protected] for more information
Old Fashioned 4th of July
The City of Crystal River’s old-fashioned 4th of July takes place on the 4th of July every year at Kings Bay Park. The celebration includes food, beer and wine, live entertainment, games, red, white and blue parade and fireworks
2018 KIA Fest New Port Richey
June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
What is more fun than Apple Pie and Ice Cream, Fireworks and 4th of July? New Port Richey’s Main Street’s annual Independence Day celebration, KIAFest Main Street Blast in Sims Park.
5547 Main Street New Port Richey, FL
It’s a grand salute to America’s Independence Day celebrated in true hometown style!
Bring the whole family down to the 19th Annual Friendly KIAFEST Main Street Blast and enjoy classic rock music, food & beverages, Beer Garden, Military Vehicles on display, kids games and much more. Great thanks to the friendly folks at Friendly KIA we can host two days of FREE concerts!
Get a group together and enter to win the Trolley Pull! 1st and 2nd place teams will win prizes!
Finish off the fun on Saturday with a fabulous fireworks display.
Sunset Corvette and Classic Car Club Cruise-In
Friendly KIA trolley Pull
KIAfest opens at 5 pm Friday until 11 pm and then on Saturday from noon to 11 pm. Live music on the main stage in Sims Park, arts and crafters, classic car cruise-in, KIA trolley pull and lots of fun and games!
Port Richey Fireworks on the Bayou
July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fireworks in waterfront park, 8203-, 8207 Old Post Rd, Port Richey, FL 34668
Inverness Patriotic Rock the Park
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 @ 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wallace Brooks Park
This is live music fireworks spectacular set at lakeside parks, Liberty and Wallace Brooks, which are adjoined by the Withlacoochee State Trail. The best in regional food trucks and local charities will open at 5 p.m., and Cone Beer sales will open in Liberty Park only. Join the Mayor, Inverness City Council and the Nature Coast Young Marines for opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. At the main stage, Rhythm Express will bring the funk at 7 p.m. playing the best in R&B, Pop, Funk, Blues and Motown. The fireworks display will begin over Lake Henderson at approximately 9 p.m. Please leave pets and coolers at home.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida
Wallace Brooks Park, 208 N. Mill Ave., Inverness, Florida
Email: [email protected]